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Garden sheds: 5 of the best for 2021

A garden shed is a great investment in outdoor storage, here we share some of the best on the market in our buyer’s guide

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Garden sheds are a great place to store furniture, keep tools covered up, and even act as a workshop. Ultimately though, they don’t last forever and damp, continuous bad weather or poor workmanship can lead to replacements being required. It’s worth spending a bit more to get a better quality shed, so let us guide you through some of the best options on the market.

Overlap pent wooden tool shed, £179.99, Wayfair

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Standing at just 3.5 x 1.5 feet, this compact shed is ideal for smaller gardens to keep your tools, mower and any other garden accessories safe. The height is advantageous for brooms, forks and spades, while the double door entrance means easier access.

Palram Skylight 8×8 Apex Shed, £700, B&Q

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Ideal for optimum garden storage, this will comfortably hold all of your outdoor essentials. The stylish grey will look great with modern outdoor schemes and the reinforced aluminium frame means years of maintenance-free protection, making it well worth the cost.

 Mercia premium shiplap 6ftx8ft apex shed, £960, Homebase

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Made using pressure treated timber which means a high quality preservative is forced deep into the fibres of the wood adding protection against decay, insects and rot, this is a real investment in your home and garden storage. It’s made in the UK using ethically sourced, FSC certified timber to ensure a strong hard-wearing build and longevity. We love the addition of windows in this shed, meaning it can easily double up as a workshop, and adding more light so you can use the space for more than storage.

Shire barn curved roof double door garden shed 7ft x 7ft, £650, Wickes

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This unusual design of shed looks like a barn from the outside, setting it apart from other options and giving it an appealing aesthetic from the outside. The side windows also bring more light into the so you can use it as a garden room alongside somewhere to store items.

Durham 6ft x 8ft garden shed, £1,095, Next 

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Packed with space to store furniture, bikes, tools and more, this is ideal if you’ve got the space. It’s simple layout means its ripe for painting, and the large size is a real draw for families. Order today for delivery within the next six weeks, perfectly placed for the height of the summer season.

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